Benefit News


VA launches new health care options under MISSION Act

WASHINGTON, June 6, 2019 - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched its new and improved Veterans Community Care Program on June 6, 2019, implementing portions of the VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks Act of 2018 (MISSION Act), which both ends the Veterans Choice Program and establishes a new Veterans Community Care Program.


Army's self-directed Credentialing Assistance Program expands to Kentucky

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2019 - Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey wanted credentialing assistance to happen and the U.S. Army Human Resources Command, Army Continuing Education System (ACES), made it a reality. Self-Directed Credentialing Assistance (CA) has been added to the Army Credentialing Program.


New authorization expands eligibility for guests at Edelweiss Lodge and Resort in Garmisch, Germany

GARMISCH, Germany, May 29, 2019 - Beginning June 3, 2019, active-duty military service members, retirees and civilian/military ID cardholders living outside Europe will be eligible to vacation at the Edelweiss Lodge and Resort in Garmisch, Germany.


New initiatives to cut cost, time for spouses to continue careers

FORT MEADE, Md, May 14, 2019 - The Army recently issued a directive to reduce the financial burden for spouses who wish to continue their professional careers after they move to a new duty station.


Army launches registry to address housing health or safety concerns

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md, April 16, 2019, The U.S. Army Medical Command is establishing a Housing Environmental Health Response Registry to address housing health or safety concerns of current or former Army housing residents.


SOFA drivers in Japan prepare to pay annual road tax

CAMP ZAMA, Japan, March 20, 2019 - Japanese officials are coming to Camp Zama April 16 through 19 to make it more convenient for military-affiliated vehicle owners to pay the annual road tax.